Friedreich's ataxia


Fried·​reich's ataxia ˈfrēd-rīks-, ˈfrēt-rīḵs- How to pronounce Friedreich's ataxia (audio)
: a recessive hereditary degenerative disease affecting the spinal column, cerebellum, and medulla, marked by muscular incoordination and twitching, and usually becoming manifest in the adult

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“Friedreich's ataxia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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